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Coalition prods Congress on transportation fund
from The New York Times
A broad coalition of business groups and labor unions will push to shake Congress from its stasis and approve federal infrastructure spending before transportation projects begin to dry up in August.
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Stuck in traffic this weekend? Blame Congress
from The Washington Post
America's chock-a-block with landmarks, beaches, and mountains — if you can reach them. Numbing congestion, flight delays and rail interruptions are going to get dramatically worse if Congress doesn't tackle infrastructure modernization.
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Tourism group laments TSA security changes
from The Hill
The U.S. Travel Association is urging the Transportation Security Administration to provide "as much information" about to airline passengers about its crack down on security of international flights.
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U.S. airports' billion dollar problem
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The next step in luring international shoppers
from National Retail Federation
This summer, the National Retail Federation is joining the travel industry to launch a new campaign promoting passage of the JOLT Act, legislation in Congress that would make it easier for shoppers from around the globe to enjoy the experience only U.S. stores can provide.
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Travel campaign fuels $1 billion rise in hospitality industry
from Michigan State University
The Obama Administration's controversial travel promotion program has generated a roughly $1 billion increase in the value of the hospitality industry and stands to benefit the U.S. economy in the long run.
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Taking a vacation may actually save your career
New Republic
This time of year, many Europeans are looking forward to their month-long holiday in August. Workers in America, however, can already feel the strangle of a collared shirt around their neck in 90-degree heat as we continue trying to be productive.

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Traffic jam? Train late? Tarmac wait? Get unstuck
LinkedIn
Try a new app called I'm Stuck. Every time we get stuck in traffic, on a train, waiting for a delayed plane or in any other travel tie-up, the app lets us shoot a note to our Representative.

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Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand
Los Angeles Times
Americans will spend an average of $1,246 per person on summer vacations — about $100 more than last year, according to an online survey of 1,500 adults by American Express.

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Do these 3 things and avoid working through your next vacation
from PayScale
Vacation season is upon us, and with it, the most pressing question of the warm weather months: if you drop your smartphone in the ocean, will you actually get a few days to rest and recharge, or will your boss see through your cunning ruse?
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Hoteliers increasing marketing spend in online and social media
from Hotel News Resource
Two-thirds of the hoteliers polled by TravelClick are now spending on Facebook advertising, and almost one-fifth has increased their Facebook ad budget for 2014.
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Come for ESTO; Stay for Bourbon, Bluegrass and More
from U.S. Travel Association
The fun's not done when ESTO is! Once you've registered, make sure to experience the true spirit of the Bluegrass State while you're in town. Check out all the tour ideas Louisville and Kentucky recommend before finalizing your travel plans.
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